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After Forced Evictions, a Nightmare of Red Tape

Forced demolitions have been labelled China’s greatest source of social unrest; Amnesty International reports that evictions have given rise to over 40 self-immolation protests in recent years. At 2Non—”Non Fiction...

Small Victory for Activist Cleared of Fraud

Activist Ni Yulan has been cleared of fraud by a Beijing court, knocking two months off an ongoing 32 month jail sentence imposed in April. Ni’s legal battles against forced demolition led to the destruction of her own...

Activist Ni Yulan and Husband Dong Jiqin Sentenced

Ni Yulan, who has been stripped of her lawyer’s license, beaten until she could no longer walk unaided, and repeatedly imprisoned for defending the rights of forced demolition victims, has received a further prison...

Xu Zhiyong (许志永) : A Petitioner’s Tale

Xu Zhiyong, noted legal scholar and activist, has written a post on the plight of a female petitioner. In his blog entry, he details the hospital’s reception of her after discovering her status as a petitioner, and...



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